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Team World triumphs in inaugural Africa Game (1:23)
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Beal knocks down corner 3 as World team goes on run (0:13)
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Lot to like about Celtics' Hunter

Kevin Pelton likes R.J. Hunter's shooting and defensive energy. However, Pelton says the Boston Celtics guard must decrease his turnovers. Most effective NBA rookies (Insider)

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3dKevin Pelton

Pelton: Projecting the most effective rookies

Frank Kaminsky and Delon Wright might not turn out to be the best players from this draft class, but they project to be among the most ready to make an immediate impact this season.

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4dChris Forsberg

Keeping up with the Jones

Perry Jones has a fresh start in Boston, but faces an uphill battle to stick around.

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7dKevin Pelton

Pelton's Trade Grades: Heat trim tax bill

The Heat cut a few more million dollars from their tax bill by moving Zoran Dragic to Boston. The Celtics will likely waive him, but adding a second-rounder makes it a worthwhile deal.

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7dBrian Windhorst

Celtics acquire Z. Dragic, save Heat millions

The Boston Celtics have acquired guard Zoran Dragic and a future second-round pick from the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN.com.

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Blazers add Pressey, undrafted F Alexander

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Phil Pressey, who played the past two seasons with the Celtics, and forward Cliff Alexander, who went undrafted after one season at Kansas.

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10dSteve Ilardi and Jeremias Engelmann

Who comes out ahead in NBA free agency?

Which teams gained the most "surplus value" in free agency? Here's a look at some winners and losers going forward.

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11dChris Forsberg

Keep an eye on Celtics training camp invites

The Celtics are targeting camp invites with the hope of funneling them through to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

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12dChris Forsberg

Why Thornton is headed Down Under

The 45th pick in June's draft is expected to play in Australia's National Basketball League, sources confirmed.

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13dChris Forsberg

Who's odd man out for Celtics?

Chris Forsberg empties out the suitcase from summer league and unpacks some leftover thoughts on the Celtics.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game101.413th
Rebounds Per Game43.813th
Assists Per Game24.54th
Points Allowed101.222nd

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-154042.487
2013-142557.304
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.590
2010-115626.682

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